Lamb of God

Lamb of God

The title with which John the Baptist twice greets Jesus at the beginning of the Gospel of John (John 1:29, John 1:36). In Revelation, the lamb also appears a number of times as a symbol for Christ, although a different Greek word is used than that found in John’s Gospel. In Revelation, the lamb has clearly been slain as a ransom for sin (Rev 5:6-14). Probably the idea of the lamb as sacrificial offering lies behind (John 1:29, John 1:36) as well (“the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”).

John 1:29

* Invalid citation format *

John 1:36

* Invalid citation format *

Rev 5:6-14

* Invalid citation format *

John 1:29

* Invalid citation format *

John 1:36

* Invalid citation format *

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.